Death Notices – May-Aug 2006

Published August 30, 2006

Alma Elton

ELTON (nee Crosbie) Alma – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful wife, friend, mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Peacefully with her family at her side August 28, 2006 in her 74th year. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Douglas Richard Elton. Together again with grandson Dougie. Loving mother of Doug and Gloria Elton, Debra Farbas and Greg Oszast, Lynda and Mike Shewchyk, Danny and Robin Elton, Irene and Jim Ashmore, Karen Croft and Jeff Fletcher. Loving grandmother to Joan, David and wife Lisa, Dana and husband Darren, Russell, Zachary, Justin, Jenny, Kyle, Danielle, Eric, Nash and Thomas. Loving great grandmother of Zachary, Christopher, Emma and Rachael. Step great grandmother of Brandon, Cody and Tianna. Special thanks to Dr. P. Wong, Dr. Cividino, nurses and staff at Norfolk General Hospital and home care providers, with special thanks to Barb. Alma has requested cremation with no formal funeral. A family “Celebration of Life” will be held at the family residence on August 31, 2006 between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., 215 St. Andrew St., Apt. 202, Port Dover. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Arthritis Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Isaac Stevenson Lipohar

Isaac Stevenson Lipohar, 21, of Pittsburgh passed away Friday morning, August 25, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. Isaac was born March 4, 1985 in St. Thomas, Ontario. He is survived by his mother and father Steve and Sue Lipohar (Ligonier, Pennsylvania) and grandparents Ron and Kathy Healey (Jamestown, New York) and Monica Healey (Welland). Beloved nephew of Sue, Chris, Mick, Peter (and Jodi), Anita, Kevin (and Lori), and Rhonda (and Perry); and cousins Rose, Jake, Amber, Nicholas, Logan, Hannah, Olivia, Devon, Mya and Abinae. Isaac graduated from ICM Business College as a Network Engineer in 2005 and was employed by Pittsburgh POS. Isaac possessed a quiet confidence and an incredible zest for life that included snowboarding, driving his Honda and spending time with friends and family. An amazing source of light, laughter and joy, Isaac will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched during his brief time here on Earth. “If today our world seems just a touch darker than before, it is only in comparison to the heavens, which shine bright with the light of a new star.” A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 2, 2006, in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 77 Division St., Welland, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children or Ontario Brain Injury Association.

Published August 23, 2006

Michael Needham

NEEDHAM, Michael “Mike” of Port Dover, suddenly at Turkey Point on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 in his 54th year. Predeceased by his wife Valerie (2002). Dearly loved father of Crystal Needham and her partner Glenn Sumner. Loved brother and brother-in-law of John and Mary Needham, Amber Needham and her husband Mike Rousseau. Will be sadly missed by his companion Kathy Martin. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Irene and his Nan, Gladys Wilcox. His faithful dog Sadie will miss his friendship and attention. Mike will always be remembered by his family of Boilermakers from many parts of Canada, especially Local 128. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and will be missed October 13th, but will be here in spirit. In keeping with Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Saturday, August 19, 2006, 1-3 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Memorial Service to celebrate Mike’s life was held following visitation at 4 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). Reverend Frank Walker officiated. For those wishing donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Fur & Feather Wildlife Centre or Norfolk General Hospital would be appreciated.

Carol Ryerse

RYERSE, Carol Yvonne. Peacefully, at Norfolk General Hospital, on Sunday, August 20, 2006 in her 65th year. Dear mother of Richard, Scott, James Barker (Sherry), Yvonne Follington (Larry), Carla Mahoney (Ron), and Laurie Ann Morrell (Steve). Lovingly remembered by her 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Carol will be missed by her brothers Jim (Irene) and Clarence (Rose) Follington, sisters Katherine Schumacher, Lois Russell, Bertha Lindsay, and Bernice Sinden (Bill). Predeceased by her parents and one brother and four sisters. Friends will be received by the family at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Mayor officiating, followed by cremation. Expressions of sympathy to the Whodidit Club or the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Published August 16, 2006

Gail Anderson

ANDERSON, Gail Rickey (nee Coates) – after a courageous battle following a liver transplant at the London Health Science Centre – University Campus on Thursday, August 10th, 2006 in her 62nd year. Beloved wife and best friend of 41+ years to Wayne Anderson of Port Dover. Loving mother and grandmother of Lynn Stanley and her husband Bob of Simcoe, their children Breanna and Calvin; and Michelle Edge and her husband Jeff of Welland, their children Avery and Jackson. Gail will be sadly missed by her sister Sharon Young and her husband Rick of Simcoe and her brother Randy Coates and his wife Nancy of Renton as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Predeceased by her parents, the late Wray Coates (1992) and the former Ferne Crane (2000). Friends were invited to share their memories of Gail with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North for visitation on Sunday, August 13th, 2006 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. with Mr. Don McKen officiating. Interment: Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations payable to the Canadian Liver Foundation or Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com 519-426-0199.

Lenore Cater

CATER, Emma (Lenore) at Cedarwood Village Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 in her 96th year. Lenore Cater beloved wife of the late Cyril (Pete). Loving mother of Helen Ness and Winnifred Hillier. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Sharon, Michael, Sandra, Wayne, Rick and Wendy, her six great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Predeceased by her sister Iva. Lenore was a former member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Dundas and a long time employee of the T. Eaton Company. At Mrs. Cater’s request cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held later. Expressions of sympathy to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530).

Published August 9, 2006

George Dolson

DOLSON, George Albert (aka “East Coast George”) of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, July 31, 2006 in his 70th year. Beloved companion of Marie McMillan. Loving father of Robert and his wife Kathy, Brett and his wife Maria, Tracy and special friend Steve, Jody and his wife Sabrina and Jackie and special friend Pat. Cherished grandfather of Aimee, Hannah, Amanda, Jennifer, Adam, Victor, Alex, Daniel, Blaine, Kaylin, Gavin and Brandon. Dear brother of Don and his wife Alberta of Glencoe, Eileen Stribbell and her husband Len of Keswick and Jean McElhinney and her husband Don of Orangeville. Predeceased by his son Richard. George was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, Port Dover. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved the lake, and spent many hours fishing and hunting. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Friends met with the family to share their memories on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral service to celebrate George’s life was held Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rt. Rev. Clarence Mitchell officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing donations to Fur and Feather Wildlife Centre would be greatly appreciated.

Larry Goddard

GODDARD, Laurent Arthur “Larry” of Port Dover, on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 69th year. Cherished husband of Olive (nee Cline). Loving father and father-in-law of Laurent, Angela and Darlene all of Quebec, Michael and Deidra and Lisa of Cambridge, Mark Cline of British Columbia, Wayne Dosser and Gunner and Julie Dosser of Port Dover. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Helen Goddard and Bill Zeto of Simcoe, Edith McKittrick of Fort St. John, British Columbia and Andre and Monique Goddard of Simcoe. Much loved grandfather of numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild. Larry was a member of the Teamsters Union for more than 49 years. Visitation was Saturday, August 5, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 4 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Deacon Don McCullough officiated. Cremation followed. Harold Robert Pritchard Harold Robert Pritchard, formerly of Port Dover, in his 83rd year in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (nee MacDonald), his two sons, Robbie and David, their wives and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Harold will be sorely missed by his brother Jim (Carole) in North Bay, sister Mary (Al Brown), and brother-in -law Bob Moffat in Brantford. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Lillie and sister, Dorothy Moffat. Harold had many fond memories of Port Dover — friends, sailing, Summer Garden, etc. A memorial service is to be held at a later date in Deerfield Beach.

Published August 2, 2006

Isaiah Forde

FORDE, Isaiah Markus Radner. It is with profound sadness that Mark, Tanya and Trelawny announce the passing of their son and brother, Isaiah on July 26, 2006 in the arms of his Mommy and Daddy. Even though his presence was only with us for two short days, his amazing spirit will live on in us forever. Isaiah is also survived by his Oma and Opa Eaton, many aunts, uncles, cousins, his large extended family, his godmother Zuzanna Godal and so many friends. Mark, Tanya and Trelawny would like to sincerely thank the many people for their care and support during this heartbreaking time: Dr. Sinkowski, and nurse Bernice of NGH, H-N paramedics Ben and John, 911 dispatcher Nancy, the Wellington County police officers who provided the escort, H-W paramedic Clyde, the many staff members of M.U.M.C. including Dr. Mueller, Dr. Jay K. Shah, CNS/Neonatal Practitioner Heather Chaplain, David Jones, Social Worker Karla Schwarzer, Bedside Nurses Vicki G., Siobhan, Lou Ann, Tracey F., D.J., Angela S., RRT Ainsley, L&D Nurses Karen C., Grace, Kathy & Kris, Maternity Nurses Joanne, Cathy, Stacy, Linda, Maryanne, Nancy & Corinne. If we have forgotten anyone we sincerely apologize. We would like to thank the community of Port Dover who have been so supportive and our staff at The Coffee Shop Restaurant, we don’t know what we would do without you, we thank you. Finally thank you to all of our many friends and family, too numerous to name. It is because of you that we hold some hope that our hearts may begin to heal. Mom and Dad (Oma and Opa) words cannot express our love and gratitude. A Memorial Service honouring Isaiah’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 from 2-4 at 6 Drayton Street, Port Dover. For those wishing memorial donations to Alzheimer Society of H/N or Children’s Aid Society, Fresh Air Fund would be greatly appreciated and can be done through Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530).

Murray Scruton

SCRUTON, James Murray, of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on July 27, 2006 in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Peggy Scruton (nee Gamble). Loving father of David and Cheryl, Daniel and Tracey, Michael and Lany, and Mary Jane Alty and Jim. Cherished papa of Kailee, Hilary, Davis, Courtney, Adam, Shamberlee, Vynessa, George and Sara. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Nancy Grant and Sherry and Wayne Roberts. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Charlie. Murray was a skilled fabricator and boat builder. He leaves behind many beautiful creations to his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Murray’s life will take place in Murray and Peggy’s garden at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530.

Gary Talbot

TALBOT, Gary of Brantford (formerly of Port Dover) at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 in his 58th year. Beloved son of Marion, predeceased by his father William. Loved father of Len, Tom, Stacey and Brad. Proud grandfather of Tyler, Trevor, Jessie, Jamie and Kennedy. Dear brother of Deanna, Marianne, Liz, CiCi, Terry and Theresa. Will be sadly missed by Brenda and Wayne. Gary was an avid hunter and loved showing his grandsons the art of fishing, he will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. In keeping with Gary’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held Monday, August 7, 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. in Port Dover Cemetery. Rev. Brian Elder officiating. For those wishing memorial donations to the Liver Foundation would be appreciated.

Barb Hagen

Interment of Ashes HAGEN – Interment of Ashes for Barb Hagen, deceased January 20, 2004, will take place at Port Dover Cemetery on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family are invited to attend and then join the family following the service to share their memories of Barb at a pot luck luncheon at Kinsmen Park, Port Dover.

Published July 12, 2006

John Cryer

CRYER, John of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 in his 75th year. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Gary and Lisa of Waterford, Douglas and Sue of Ottawa, Paul, Lori Bishop and Gayl Cryer all of Calgary. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mildred and Rodger Hunter of Burks Falls. Much loved grandfather of Gail, Cheryl, Chris, Stephan, Emily, Michael, Katelyn, Allison, Leah, T.J. and Lindsay. John was a Sgt. in the Royal Canadian Airforce and served for 27 years. He was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion #158, Port Dover. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Friends were invited for visitation on Sunday, July 9, 2006 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. (Legion Service at 11:45 a.m.) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530) followed by a Service to Celebrate John’s life at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Douglas Cryer officiated. Cremation to follow. For those wishing donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 Port Dover would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Joan McConachie

McCONACHIE, Barbara Joan. Peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2006 at home, surrounded by family and friends, Barb has been called Home to Eternity in her 55th year. Beloved wife and Best Friend of Phil Stetson for 21 years in November. Eldest daughter of Earl and Jane McConachie of Hagersville; Granddaughter of Margaret McConachie of Caledonia; Loving and compassionate sister to Jim and Liz McConachie of Holland Centre; “Bestest Bud” to Marty and Terry Dosser of Jarvis; Mark McConachie of British Columbia. Her Special Rays of Sunlight or Seven Wonders of the World, Barb leaves happy and precious memories of times spent with her nieces and nephews (her kids): Jack and Many Dosser of Jarvis; Josh Dosser and Jenna Atkinson of Port Dover; Coley Dosser and Ryan Lewis of Binbrook; Laura and Beta Montemayor of St. George; Erica McConachie and Phil Moore of Chatsworth; Aaron McConachie and Tara Smith of Oakville and Hamilton and Megan McConachie of Vancouver B.C. Treasuring every minute spent and their Million Dollar Hugs, Barb leaves her precious great-nieces Jordan and Taylor of Jarvis, and Kaelyn Montemayor of St. George, who brought so much love and happiness to Barb’s life. Special family friend who became more like an older brother, Ted Heinrichs of Hagersville. Hoping that she made a positive influence on her husband’s children and grand-daughter Sonya and Adrianna DiFronzo of Brantford; and Shawn Stetson and his Partner Kerry Scrimger of Gilford. “Brad” also had many happy memories of times spent with her in-laws, Leith and Joan Stetson of Port Dover, and was sister-in-law to Paul and Deb Stetson of Peterborough; Lori of Brampton; Vaughan of Port Dover and Terri of Niagara Falls. Special Aunt and friend to Matt and Katie Stetson of Peterborough. Never wanting to say “good-bye” to her animal family Barb leaves her devoted and protective Golden Retriever Saydie and her two cats Little Guy and Ringo. Barb/Brad loved a wide variety of music; loved to write poems; loved cooking and gardening; lived to watch the birds and wild animals or anything related to nature. Barb has been a long standing supporter of the World Wildlife Federation and Canadian Geographic Society. They are her charities of choice for donations in her memory along with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Barb/Brad followed her childhood dreams and went back to school in 1981 to 1984 and graduated as a Registered Nurse in April 1984. Working in Visiting Nursing and then in long term care facilities since 1987. Prior to that Barb/Brad enjoyed working as a waitress at the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover where she met some of the best friends a person could wish to have in their life. The family honoured her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel of RHB Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., Hagersville on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at the Hagersville United Church on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation followed with Interment at Port Dover Cemetery facing the lake at a later date.

Ronald O’Neill

O’NEILL, Ronald of Simcoe at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Nancy. Cherished father of Steven, Amanda, Kim Deak and her husband Todd all of Simcoe and Darren of London. Much loved grandfather of Megan and Kayla. Ron, now retired, was a long time (33 years) employee of the Ministry of Transportation and also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 Port Dover. He will be sadly missed but always remembered by his family and friends. Friends were invited for visitation on Friday, July 7, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Parish prayers at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Ron’s life was held Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.

Thomas Sovie

SOVIE, Thomas “Tom” of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 in his 64th year. Predeceased by his wife Linda. Loving father of Shannon and Marty Sovie both of Port Dover. Much loved grandfather of Kaitlyn, Kenndall, Slade, Clayton and Elwood. Tom was a long time resident of Port Dover, he was a retired firefigher and a long time former employee of Norfolk Power. In keeping with Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Saturday, July 29, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Angelo’s in Port Dover. For those wishing donations to the Fur and Feather Wildlife Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530.

Samuel Thomas

THOMAS, Samuel “Sam” of Port Dover, formerly of Toronto, at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, July 3, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer, in his 68th year. Beloved best friend and partner of Barbara Davis. Loving step-father of Sheri & John Corriero and Leslie & Greg Varano. Dearest grandfather of Christopher and Nicole Varano and D.J. and Marisa Corriero. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack & Ruth and Jim & Shirley and their families. Funeral Service to celebrate Sam’s life was held Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Father Paul Tennyson officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing memorial donations to Norfolk General Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Published July 5, 2006

Elmer Reginald Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM, Elmer Reginald. After a lengthy battle with cancer, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 29, 2006 in his 77th year. Dear father of Bill Cunningham and his wife Cheryl of Port Dover, Darlene Wills of Simcoe and her late husband Bryan, Rose Matthews and her husband Ray of Calgary, Alberta and Heather Easton and her husband Kevin of Simcoe. Elmer is survived by many grandchildren, several great grandchildren and many extended family. At Elmer’s request, all services will remain private. Interment of Ashes: Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe N3Y 3R3. Memorial donations payable to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Smith Funeral Chapel 519-426-0199.

Wilbert “Harold” Prouse

PROUSE, Wilbert “Harold” of Port Dover on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 84th year. Beloved husband of 33 years of Patricia. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Gregory and Wendy of Norwich, Stephen of Brantford, Karen and William Sargent of British Columbia, Carol Ann Prouse of British Columbia, Debra and Ed Long of Port Dover and Peggy Vince of Tillsonburg. Will be sadly missed by his thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Ruby (Critcher), brothers Kenneth and Robert, sisters Marjorie, Dorothy and Evelyn. Mr Prouse was a proud 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158 Port Dover, a Veteran of WWII serving in the Calgary Tank Corps and a life member of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club. The family received friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover on Friday, June 30, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Service was held at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Service for Mr. Prouse was Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. A private interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing memorial donations, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Freda Pursley

PURSLEY, Freda (Evans). Known as ‘Gram’ to many. Freda passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, July 1st, 2006, in her 91st year. Loving mother to Betty Long (Marvin) and Viola Tyrrell (Desmond). Also loved by 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was ‘Gram’ to Rob (Michelle), Kim (Paul), Jamie, Debbie and Becky (Dave) and Grama to Larry, Brian (Kim), Judy (Chris), Cathy (Steve), Janet (Chris), Scott (Linda) and Paul. Freda was formerly from Port Dover and predeceased by daughter, Pauline 1960; husband James 1969; sons Wray (Joyce) 1996 and Douglas (Joan) 2002 and brother Gordon 2002. Freda worked in Port Dover at Evah Johnson Nursing Home and on the staff of the John Noble Home for over 20 years. She cared privately for many family members and for friends. Mother taught us to be strong, courageous and to display compassion for others. She maintained her dignity and kept her sense of humour until the end. She was a member of the Lions Park Seniors, the Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed her home the last 5 years at Amber Lea, participating in all their activities and crowned ‘The Queen’. She attended Balfour United Church and the U.C.L.W. and also attended Farringdon Church. She enjoyed travelling with her family and friends before and after her retirement. Many thanks to Dr. Manning for his caring interest in Gram and the staff at Amber Lea and the staff and nursing staff at Brantford General Hospital 7th floor. Thank you to all. Visitation took place at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Monday, July 3, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 4th, 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ted Black officiating. Committal Farringdon Burial Ground overlooking Home. Donations to charity of your choice. McCleister Funeral Home, 519-758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com.

Patricia Ann Squizzato

Squizzato, Patricia Ann. At her residence in Renton, after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at the age of 48. Adored wife and companion for 28 years of Mark. Proud mother and grandmother of Chad and Sara Squizzato and children Amaya and Caiden and Kimberly and Jason Ouwendyk and baby boy Ouwendyk. Dear daughter of Aurore Seguin and the late Rosaire (2002). Amazing sister of Jacques and Emily Sequin, Denise and Jack Wilson, Louise and Jim Weir, Annette and Jim Dean, Armand and Allison Seguin. Pat is also survived by Mark’s parents Betty and John Squizzato and siblings John and Nancy Squizzato, Connie and Jim Dewdney, Kathy Squizzato and Ray Segat as well as many loved nieces and nephews. The family is very appreciative to the Care Plus workers and the staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre during Pat’s illness. Following cremation, a Memorial Mass to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Hagersville on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Pat’s life will continue to be celebrated at the Jarvis Community Centre on Thursday from 12-5 p.m. Donations to The Juravinski Cancer Centre may be made through Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis, 519 587-4414. Friends are invited to send messages of condolence to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca

Published June 28, 2006

Esther Ruby

RUBY, Esther. Peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2006 at Hamilton General Hospital in her 74th year with her family by her side. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by her children: Robert and Ruth Dodd, Judy Dodd, Peter and Diane Dodd, Kathy, Mark, Cheyne. She will remain always in the hearts of her 6 grandchildren and precious 3 great grandchildren. At Esther’s request a private family service will be held. “We love you Nan.”

Published June 14, 2006

Barney Anderson

ANDERSON, Robert Byron (Barney). Suddenly at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 in his 81st year. Devoted husband of Helen for almost 50 years. Loving brother of Dorothy (Robert Ecclestone) of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and Malcolm Anderson (Jean) of Bobcaygeon. Mr. Anderson is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his 3 sisters and 5 brothers. Fondly remembered by dear friends Winston and Laurene Botting of Simcoe, Eddie and Thelma Mech of Brantford and their families. Mr. Anderson was a long time member of Erie Masonic Lodge #149 A.F. & A.M., #67 Plumbers Union, Car Club H.A.S.C. and most recently built and donated the wooden train at the Children’s Safety Village. Friends were received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St. Brantford on Friday, June 9, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service was held at the funeral home on Friday at 6:45 under the Auspices of Erie Lodge #149. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children’s Safety Village would be appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca

Jean Nimmo

NIMMO, Jean Craig on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 in her 80th year, peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Predeceased by her husband Archibald. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Archibald and Elizabeth Nimmo of Stouffville and Anne and Hamilton Jackson of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of Tracey and Joe Harland, Graeme Nimmo, Laura and Chris Teskey and Andrew and Brenda Jackson. Much loved great grandmother of Bethany, Joe, Alex, Caden, Ainsley, Graeson and Harrison. Friends called for visitation on Thursday, June 8, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover. Funeral Service for Mrs. Nimmo was Friday, June 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to Cancer Research would be appreciated.

Mike Zietala

ZIETALA, Marian “Mike” of Port Dover, formerly of Toronto, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, on Sunday, June 11, 2006 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Kazimiera “Kay”. Dearly loved father of Mary Holub and her fiance Joseph Lajambe of Keswick, Lucy Walker of Port Dover and Liz Sznitko and her husband Bogdan “Robert” of Mississauga. Cherished grandfather of Kristyn, Kevin, Daniel, Jason, Cassy, Thomas and Julia. Dear brother-in-law of Jean and Jack Quinlan, and will be missed by his nephews Michael and Jimmy Quinlan and sons-in-law Michael and Harry. Will be fondly remembered by all his family in Poland. Mike was a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Dollier and Galinee Council of Port Dover and Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Assembly of Delhi and the Delhi Polish Alliance. Friends called for visitation on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). Knights of Columbus Prayer Service at 6:45 p.m. and Parish Prayers followed. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Mike’s life will be Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Road, Port Dover. Father Dikran Islemeci celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

Published June 7, 2006

Dorothy Barton

BARTON, Dorothy Esther Agnes (Nicol). In loving memory of Dorothy Barton who passed away in her 91st year on Sunday, June 4, 2006. Formerly of Port Dover and Mount Hope, only daughter of George and Myrtle Nicol. Predeceased by her husband Don Barton (1997). Loving mother of Lynne Donovan of Port Dover, Ronna (Murray) Aldgate of Ancaster, Bev (Austin) Layden of Caledonia and Gwenn Reise of Port Dover. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren; Jack (Joanne) and Michael Donovan, Alison and Jason (Cindy) Aldgate, Chris, Laura and Amanda Layden, Dawn (Boyd) Reise-Ward and Carly Reise. Cherished Great Grandma of Dade. Dorothy resided at the Riviera Retirement Lodge in Caledonia since October 1999. Special thanks to the nurses and all the staff for her wonderful care and for sharing her final years so lovingly. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, June 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Miller Funeral Chapel in Caledonia. In lieu of flowers, if desired, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Haldimand Alzheimer’s Society or a Charity of your choice.

Jack Dennis

DENNIS, Jack Raymond. After a lengthy illness, at Norfolk General Hospital, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in his 87th year. Jack Dennis of Port Dover, dearly loved husband of Annie. Loving father of Christine Marsh (William), of Windsor and Kathryn Dennis Duwyn (Richard), of Simcoe. Lovingly remembered by his five grandchildren Michael, Sharlene (James), Rejean (Adrienne), Ryan and Robyn; his brothers Max and Clare and sisters Gweneath Thar and Nancy Byrne. Jack was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St. Paul’s BAC, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 79 Simcoe and the EAA Chapters in Stoney Creek and Brantford. Friends were received by the family at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Services were held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover on Friday, June 2, 2006 at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Robert Schroeder. At Mr. Dennis’ request cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Diabetes Association for St. Paul’s Anglican Church, would be appreciated by the family.

Published May 31, 2006

Hilda Budweth

BUDWETH, Hilda of Port Dover peacefully, with her daughter at her side, at Lakeshore Lodge in Toronto on Thursday, May 18, 2006 in her 88th year. (Born July 18, 1918). Beloved wife of the late Walter Budweth. Hilda will be sadly missed by her daughter Louisa Helander of 292 Borden St., Toronto M5S 2N6 and grandson Michael Helander. She will be fondly remembered by her friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2006, 11:30 a.m. at the Port Dover cemetery. Friends are invited to share their memories of Hilda with the family at a gathering in the Erie Beach Hotel following the interment. Donations may be made in Hilda’s memory to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation.

Winnifred Alice West

WEST, Winnifred A. of Argyle St., Simcoe died at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in her 84th year. Born in Parry Sound, Ontario, she is the daughter of the late Norman and Violet Greer. Winnifred was a 50+ year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 79, Simcoe and a Life Member of Branch 379, Port Rowan as well as Past Zone Commander for B1 Ladies Auxiliary, having held all offices. She is the wife of the late James Alexander West. Dear mother of James West and wife Marjorie of Kingston, Douglas West of Havelock, Margaret Rose West of Simcoe, Marianne Botting and husband Dick of Hornby and Kimberley LaFleur and husband Charles of St. Catharines. Dear brother to Harvey Greer of Simcoe. Dear grandmother to Gord (Sue) and Vicky Brydon, Aaron West, Kevin Propper, Jessica and Blair West and Carrie Propper. Dear great grandmother to Mackenzie and Sidney Brydon, Julian and Braedon Sage and Madison West. Predeceased by her brothers George, Allan, Leslie, Victor, Bruce, and sister Elizabeth Varey. Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe on Friday, May 26, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Legion Auxiliary Memorial Service at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Poppy Fund of R.C.L. Br. 379 Port Rowan would be appreciated.

Published May 24, 2006

Robert Griffiths

GRIFFITHS, Robert “Bob” of Port Dover on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Jean. Cherished father and father-in-law of Dan and Cathy Griffiths of Brantford, Jeff Griffiths and his friend Nelly Green of Port Dover, Judy and Steve Sherk of Villa Nova, Linda and Chris Gerrett of Delhi, Jim and Kim Griffiths of Waterford and Mary Ann and Tim Yardley of Port Dover. Much loved grandfather of eleven. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Marilyn and Jim Guthrie of Simcoe. He will be sadly missed by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Henry Petker. Bob was employed by the American Can for 33 years until his retirement and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158, Port Dover. Friends called for visitation Friday, May 19, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service to celebrate Bob’s life was held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Cremation followed. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158, or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

Leo Hare

HARE, Leo Donald of Simcoe, suddenly at his home, on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 (formerly of Port Dover) in his 74th year. He was the son of the late Hubert and Martha Hare of Port Dover. Leo is survived by his brother-in-law Bryce Stone of Scotland, On., nephews Larry Stone of Fisherville, Eugene Stone of Scotland and nieces, Eileen Morden (David) of Simcoe and Sharon Cadman (Charlie) of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his sister Ruby (2003) and brother Clair (December 2005). Funeral Service was held Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

Published May 17, 2006

Jean Crosbie

CROSBIE (Williamson) (Smallacombe) (nee Rea), Jean. Sadly, we announce the passing of our loving mother Jean Crosbie on Friday, May 5, 2006. Jean was born September 3, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta. She attended The University of Manitoba (Wellesley College) in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she completed her B.A. degree. While in Winnipeg she met and married our father Thomas Gordon Smallacombe. Jean and Gordon moved from Winnipeg to “The Ridge” in Mississauga, Ontario where they raised their four children. Following Gordon’s passing Jean married Dr. A. E. (Andy) Williamson and the family relocated to Port Dover, Ontario. Although Jean and Andy shared just a few short years, these years were filled with love and happy times, especially the days at the family cottage on Stoney Lake. Jean enjoyed her career at The Children’s Aid Society of Norfolk County where she worked for many years helping families who wanted to adopt a child. Following her retirement and at the young age of seventy, she married a former co-worker, Arthur Crosbie and they shared ten wonderful years. In December 1997, Jean returned to Calgary to be close to her family during her senior years. Jean is survived by her son Jerry Smallacombe (Nellie), Stoney Creek, Ontario, daughter Cheryl Palliser (Brian) of Christchurch, New Zealand, daughter Diane Sweet (Douglas), Calgary, Alberta, and Will Smallacombe (Lynn), St. Albert, Alberta. She is also survived by her step-son David Williamson (Lynn), Ancaster, Ontario, and two step-daughters Ann Adams and Judith Crosbie, both of Toronto. Jean was predeceased by her husbands Gordon Smallacombe, Andrew Williamson and Arthur Crosbie. She was also predeceased by her loving and devoted mother Hilda Rea and her father Arnold Rea. On Friday, June 2, 2006, Jean will be laid to rest alongside her first husband at a private interment service in St. Catharines, Ontario, at 2 p.m. Messages of condolence may be sent via e-mail patpfs.@telusplanet.net. “Rest in Peace Beautiful Mother” With All Our Love, Your Children: Jerry, Cheryl, Diane and Will.

Connie Lomas

LOMAS, Constance “Connie” (nee Hawke suddenly on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 50th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Jim. Devoted and loving mother of Mandy and Nick. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Carol and Jerry Swarts of Port Dover, Valerie and Bob Richards of Beamsville and Denise and Jason Husted and their daughter Brooke of Port Dover. Loving daughter-in-law of Eleanor Lomas. Predeceased by her parents Grant and Lydia Hawke, brother Robert (Bob) and niece Shannon. Connie is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all of them, but fondly remembered as the greatest babysitter ever. Connie was a very active and tireless member of St. Paul’s Club, she will be fondly remembered by the church members and all her friends. Friends called to share their memories with the family on Friday, May 12, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Funeral Service to Celebrate Connie’s life was held Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Market and St. George Streets, Port Dover. Officiated by Reverend Rob Doerr. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated.

Published May 3, 2006

Debra Ryerse

RYERSE, Debra. It is with great sadness, the Ryerse family announces the passing of our loving wife and mother, on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Loving, devoted wife of Peter; dearly missed by her children Devon and Mark; her father Doug, Noreen and the late Sheila Lymburner; and her sisters Robin (Ken) Atanas and Lori Atwater. She was the life and energy of every social gathering and was a caring and loyal friend to many. She enjoyed her days as an active member of Grace United Church. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service will be held at Grace United Church (Chapman St., Port Dover) Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. At Debra’s request, cremation has taken place.

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